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'Deadpool' Movie Confirmed for 2016

6:18 PM 9/18/2014 by Jeff Giles
Deadpool
What do you do when you own the film rights to a beloved comic book character that you've previously abused as a supporting player in a much-maligned superhero origin story, but people still keep clamoring for him to get his own standalone feature even though you know it'll have to either be rated R or totally lame?

'Fantastic Four' Reboot Gets Bumped

6:06 PM 9/18/2014 by Jeff Giles
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The August release schedule has its moments here and there, but generally speaking, that month is an annual cinematic graveyard -- not necessarily the place where you want to stake your claim to a superhero franchise, in other words. That's what Fox apparently intends to do with Fantastic Four, however:

'Bond 24' Will Begin Production This December

1:17 PM 9/16/2014 by Binh Ngo
James Bond
According to the MI6 website, the 24th James Bond movie will begin lensing on December 6. Daniel Craig will return to play Britain's iconic spy, with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Rory Kinnear also returning to reprise their roles. Filming was supposed to begin earlier, but a rewrite of John Logan's script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade pushed the start date back.

Leslie Mann Boards New Line's 'Vacation' Reboot

1:14 PM 9/16/2014 by Binh Ngo
Leslie Mann
Leslie Mann is joining New Line's Vacation reboot cast as Audrey Griswold, the sister of Ed Helms' Rusty Griswold, according to THR. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing from their own script, and filming is scheduled to begin this week in Atlanta.

Marvel Releases 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Synopsis

11:59 AM 9/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Eager for a studio-sanctioned glimpse of what's about to go down when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits the big screen on May 1, 2015? Good news, superhero fans -- Marvel has released the first official synopsis for the Avengers sequel, including a hint of what triggers the fateful conflict between our heroes and the evil AI who tries to send them to their doom.

Matt Damon Will Reunite with Paul Greengrass for a New 'Bourne' Sequel

11:50 AM 9/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
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The Jeremy Renner-fronted Bourne Legacy spinoff did all right enough -- in fact, Universal's been planning a sequel -- but all things considered, it's been hard to escape the feeling that the Bourne franchise has been in a bit of a fog since Matt Damon walked away from the character of amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne following the third installment in the series, 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum.

Tom Hiddleston Sails for 'Skull Island'

11:37 AM 9/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
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No one was quite sure what to think when Legendary announced it was working on a King Kong origin picture before it had much of anyone attached to actually make the movie happen, but Skull Island seems to be coming together quickly: the studio has lined up a director (Jordan Vogt-Roberts, The Kings of Summer), a screenwriter (Godzilla vet Max Borenstein), and now a star for its cast.

Sony Rebooting 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'

11:24 AM 9/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Because it's been nearly a decade since the last cheapo direct-to-video I Know What You Did Last Summer sequel -- and because America just can't get enough of nubile young things in white tank tops being pursued by homicidal maniacs -- Sony has apparently hit the reboot button on the formerly Jennifer Love Hewitt-led franchise, snaring the creative team behind this year's horror hit Oculus to re-adapt the 1973 Lois Duncan book that started it all.

The Download: No 'Iron Man 4,' Charlie Hunnam on His 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Exit, and Spider-Man

10:55 AM 9/14/2014 by Binh Ngo
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. says there's no plan for another Iron Man movie. Smokescreen or is Marvel really planning to put one if its most iconic character in the background for the time being? We discuss that and more on this week's Download. Binh: Can't believe it's been 13 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center.

What's Popping: 'Top Gun 2,' '23 Jump Street,' 'Iron Man 4,' 'Real Steel 2,' 'Ted 2'

10:20 AM 9/13/2014 by Binh Ngo
Iron Man
Top Gun 2 is back on at Paramount. The studio has hired Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li's Justin Marks to work on the script. The 22 Jump Street sequel is a go, with Rodney Rothman writing the script. No word if Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will return to direct.
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